Each week we feature five remarkable songs you need to hear on Your First Listen. In case you miss them on air, you can catch up on the weekly tracks right here. Your First Listen airs weekdays at 12:45pm, 5:45pm, and 8:45pm.
The Right Sound for the Right Price
Born Ruffians new album is out so soon! You can get your hands on RUFF on October 2nd. You already know the singalong jam We Made it, and here’s another one that you can learn in time to go see ‘em at the Tiny Record Shop this week! It’s called Don’t Live Up, by Born Ruffians.
Did you hear that Ryan Adams covered Taylor Swift? Yup. He covered her whole album 1989 and if you’ve been hiding your love for Taylor Swift, you can admit it now and still get the rocker cred. You’re safe! But if you do like Taylor Swift, just FYI, she plays with Vance Joy at the Rogers Centre on Oct 2 & 3. Ryan Adams plays The Daily Show this week, too. Watch Ryan Adam’s cover Bad Blood above.
Ottawa based singer-songwriter Kalle Mattson has racked up an impressive number of awards and nominations in his 25 years, including SOCAN’s Songwriter of the Year title and a Polaris nomination. He’s currently working on a full-length and heading out on a world tour. The good news? You can get this song now, and check out the music video where he recreates iconic album covers. It’s so much fun! Check out Avalanche by Kalle Mattson above.
Indie88 presents Wolf Alice when they fly all the way from London UK to visit Adelaide Hall on October 3rd. It’s been a few months since they released their album My Love is Cool and they have been playing the festival circuit since. Probably further cementing their friendship too — that’s what this song’s all about! It’s called Bros, by Wolf Alice
You remember the band Phantogram and their huge hit Fall in Love? Well now they’ve teamed up with rapper Big Boi to form a new act called Big Grams. Their debut EP is out this week. – here’s what it sounds like when Phantogram and Big Boi combine powers into a musical megazord. Here’s Lights On by Big Grams.